Classics

OWN TRANSLATIONS

These are not so much translations per se, as they are a partial record of my ongoing interaction with the texts on various levels. The translations are manifestly incomplete and they tend towards literalness, or at any rate ‘lack of grace’, but their creation has afforded me pleasure over the years.

No originality is claimed, and many good turns of phrase have been taken from other translators. All such borrowings are freely and gladly acknowledged.

It may be noted that these translations are integrated with *my* copy of the program Classical Vocabulary (which is also available as a download on this website). The files are in Rich Text format, and may be viewed directly, or saved.

Aeschylus


Agamemnon

1-39, 72-82, 258-267, 503-517, 810-820, 135-1054, 1214-1218, 1256-1270

Choephori

84-88

Eumenides

1-33

Persians

1-15

Prometheus Bound

1-35, 298-306

Aristophanes


Birds

1-12

Frogs

1-50

Caesar


Civil War Book 1

1

Civil War Book 3

59

Gallic War Book 2

1

Gallic War Book 5

1-2

Gallic War Book 6

1

Gallic War Book 7

78-79

Catullus


Poems

4, 8, 64, 72, 101

Cicero


De Amicitia

1

De Finibus Book 5

48

De Natura Deorum

I:1

De Senectute

1

In Catilinam

I:1-3, II:1, III:2

In Verrem

Actio II: I:1, IV:72, V:1-5

Letters to Atticus

II:11

Letters to Friends

IV:5,6; VII:1

Philippics

II:1

Pro Archia

1-4

Pro Caelio

1

Pro Lege Manilia

1, 6,

Pro Milone

1, 2,

Tusculan Disp.

I:1

Demosthenes


On the Crown

1-13

Philippics Book 1

1-3

Euripides


Alcestis

1-27

Andromache

1-11

Bacchae

1-63, 170-220, 1244-1258

Cyclops

1-9

Electra

1-3, 67-76

Hecuba

1-46, 218-253, 402-426

Helen

1-15

Hippolytus

1-57, 73-92

Iphigenia in Aulis

49-57

Medea

1-81, 316-327, 446-626, 663-718, 866-883, 1001-1080, 1116-1187

Rhesus

52-98, 890-894, 950-961

Trojan Women

1-97, 230-255, 860-883

Herodotus


Histories Book 7

1–2, 4

Histories Book 8

1-3

Histories Book 9

1

Homer


Iliad Book 1

1-7

Iliad Book 2

1-10

Iliad Book 3

1-170, 421-461

Iliad Book 4

1-4

Iliad Book 5

1-3

Iliad Book 6

1-60, 369-389

Iliad Book 7

1-3

Iliad Book 8

1-17, 553-565

Iliad Book 9

1-8, 307-431

Iliad Book 10

1-10

Iliad Book 11

1-4

Iliad Book 12

1-3

Iliad Book 13

1-6

Iliad Book 14


Iliad Book 15

494-500

Iliad Book 16

1-19

Iliad Book 17


Iliad Book 18

1-279

Iliad Book 19


Iliad Book 20


Iliad Book 21

1-5

Iliad Book 22

1-130, 247-259

Iliad Book 23

1-34

Iliad Book 24

1-54, 746-756

Odyssey Book 1

1-21

Odyssey Book 2

1-14, 413-434

Odyssey Book 3

1-8,

Odyssey Book 4

1-14

Odyssey Book 5

1-20

Odyssey Book 6

1-24

Odyssey Book 7

1-11,

Odyssey Book 8

1-5,

Odyssey Book 9

1-4,

Odyssey Book 10

1-12

Odyssey Book 11

1-5,

Odyssey Book 12

1-20

Odyssey Book 13

1-24, 70-92

Odyssey Book 14

1-4,

Odyssey Book 15


Odyssey Book 16

190-200

Odyssey Book 17

290-295

Odyssey Book 18


Odyssey Book 19

1–3

Odyssey Book 20


Odyssey Book 21


Odyssey Book 22


Odyssey Book 23


Odyssey Book 24


Horace


Odes Book 1

11-13

Odes Book 2

3-10

Satires Book 1

1

Livy


Book 1

1

Book 22

1

Book 25

32

Book 30

12

Lucretius


De Rerum Natura Book 1

1-25

De Rerum Natura Book 2

1-19, 333-351

De Rerum Natura Book 3

894-903

De Rerum Natura Book 4

453-461

Lysias


Against Eratosthenes [12]

1

Nepos


Preface

1-3

Alcibiades

5-6

Atticus

1

Ovid


Amores Book 1

1

Metamorphoses Book 4

55-70

Metamorphoses Book 11

1-19, 85-105

Plato


Apology

17a-17c

Crito

43a

Phaedo

57a-58d

Protagoras

309a-310a

Republic Book 1

327a-328d

Republic Book 10

595a

Symposium

172a

Pliny


Letters Book 1

6

Letters Book 7

27

Letters Book 9

6

Propertius


Book 1

1, 3,

Sallust


Catiline

1

Jugurtha

5

Sophocles


Ajax

1-20

Antigone

1-99, 162-190, 280-288, 332-364, 384-389, 441-457, 1155-1171

Electra

1–43

Oedipus Coloneus

1-41

Oedipus Tyrannus

1-39, 216-240

Philoctetes

1-28

Trachiniae

1-17

Thucydides


Peloponnesian War Book 1

1, 3, 24, 89, 90, 91, 96

Peloponnesian War Book 2

1–3, 34, 35

Peloponnesian War Book 3

20

Peloponnesian War Book 4

1, 2,

Peloponnesian War Book 5

84, 85

Peloponnesian War Book 6


Peloponnesian War Book 7

1, 11,

Vergil


Eclogues

1, 6, 10,

Georgics Book 1

1-49

Georgics Book 2

1-8, 458-489

Georgics Book 3

1-18

Georgics Book 4

1-7, 149-157, 453-522

Aeneid Book 1

1-22, 50-64, 441-465

Aeneid Book 2

1-20, 506-525, 588-623

Aeneid Book 3

1-12, 521-524, 655-665

Aeneid Book 4

1-5, 238-241, 651-658

Aeneid Book 5

1-25

Aeneid Book 6

456-471

Aeneid Book 7

1-4

Aeneid Book 8

1-17, 558-596

Aeneid Book 9

367-378

Aeneid Book 10

1-35, 833-855

Aeneid Book 11

1-4

Aeneid Book 12

697-745

Xenophon


Anabasis Book 1

1

Anabasis Book 2


Anabasis Book 3

1

Anabasis Book 4


Anabasis Book 5


Anabasis Book 6


Anabasis Book 7


Hellenica Book 1

7

Hellenica Book 2


Hellenica Book 3


Hellenica Book 4


Hellenica Book 5


Hellenica Book 6


Hellenica Book 7


GREEK QUOTATIONS AND SAYINGS

Proverbs and bon mots are found in all literatures, no less so in ancient Greece. Here we find a people who had a thirst for life, who were blessed with the intellectual prowess to bequeath to posterity a body of wisdom unequalled for its plainness of diction, sincerity of purpose and universality of application.

It is hoped that this little collection of Greek quotations and sayings may serve to inspire and delight – kth~ma e}j a}ei/ – a possession for all time.

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